Brazil 1872 100 reis

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Heritage sale 3008, lot 20523
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 20523 in Heritage sale 3008 (New York, January 2010), where it sold for $1,495. The catalog description[1] noted, "Brazil. Pedro II 100 Reis 1872, Fine, full date and nice overall details. With a reported mintage of 100 pieces the 1872 100 Reis is a classic and charismatic Brazilian rarity missing in most collections. Nicer than the piece we sold in September 2008 which realized $3737.50." The type was struck 1871-85 and this is the key date. The 1871 is the most common of the type.

Recorded mintage: 100.

Specification: copper-nickel.

Catalog reference: KM 477.


  • Amato, Claudio, Irlei S. Neves and Arnaldo Russo, Livro das Moedas do Brasil, 12a ed. Sao Paulo, 2008.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
  • Pimentel, Alvaro Mendes, Catálogo de Moedas Brasileiras de 1643 a 1962, 9a Ed., Rio de Janeiro, 1962.
  • [1]Tucker, Warren, and Scott Cordry, Heritage Signature Auction 3008: World Coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2009.

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